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03 January 2020

Ambition: What Jesus said about power, success and counting stuff, by Emma Ineson (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-08012-0)

This book will examine biblical perspectives on ambition and success, particularly from the point of view of Jesus and the gospels. It will affirm what is praiseworthy in the current emphasis on church growth, whilst challenging the creep of more secular assumptions about what it looks like to be successful.

 

The Wind, The Fountain and the Fire: Scripture and the renewal of the Christian imagination, by Mark Barrett (Bloomsbury, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-4729-6837-1)

Scripture, and especially the Book of Psalms, has always formed the substance of the daily prayer of Christian monks and nuns. Monastic men and women spend more time among the scriptures each day than in most other activities. How do such regular interactions with the texts of the Old and New Testaments help us renew our Christian imaginations; how might these reflective encounters enable all of us to discover the wind of the Spirit, the fountain of living water and the fire from which God speaks, within the printed pages of our Bibles?”

 

Has Science Killed God?: The Faraday Papers on science and religion, edited by Denis Alexander (SPCK, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-281-08133-2)

The Faraday Papers provide the general reader with accessible and readable introductions to the relationship between science and religion, written by a broad range of authors who are expert in the field. They are intended to be read by those without a scientific background. Here they are collected for the first time into a single volume.


The Victory of the Cross: Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy, by James Payton (IVP Academic, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-8308-5256-7)

How can Christians claim that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is a victory? Yet the doctrine of salvation affirms precisely that: in his death and his resurrection, Christ is victorious over the power of sin and death. The articulation of this tenet of faith has taken different shapes throughout the church's life and history


Hopeful Influence: A theology of Christian leadership, by Jude Padfield (SCM Press, £17.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £14.99); 978-0-334-05749-9)

“Engaging with the work of influential theological voices such as Leslie Newbigin, Tom Wright and Martyn Percy, Hopeful Influence argues that it is in the process of helping others to see, participate in or experience the world to come that Christian leadership becomes manifest.”
 

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